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95 GMC 4x4, 5.7L V8, engine shakes, looses power, and misses when hot after driving for awhile or pulling a travel trailer.

The truck runs fine when it is cold or damp out, only does this when weather is warmer or engine is hotter. Which means it runs fine in the winter months and acts up in the summer months. The spark plugs, distubutor cap, wires all have been recently changed and did not make a difference. Also when pulling a travel trailer, as the engine heats up, the vibration and shaking get worse and transmission fluid comes out under the truck somewhere and sprays the front of the trailer. In order to keep driving the truck has to be shut off for hours to cool down. My mechanic is stumped, nothing has led to the computer, because when a computer acts up eventually it will just quit. This has been going on for a year. Any ideas? thanks

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the codes ur getting will be thrown by a vacume leak make sure u dont have a vacume line leaking or split also check ur pcv valve for clogging

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SOURCE: 2001 GMC Sonoma Engine stopped while driving

sounds like it could be plugged injectors or a timing problem.

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SOURCE: 78 GMC losing power

I had the same thing on a 73 vega yes a vega don,t laugh to hard it was a super car, it started not to go when I shifted gears and ask for more fuel I had a guy at the shell station look at it and replaced the fuel fliter, it worked,, maybe the pump was replaced but not the filter

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SOURCE: Engine Coolant

First make sure you have no air in the system, and coolant level is full. Then with the engine idling make sure the fan turns on at running temperature. If it does not this is what is causing the over heating problem.

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SOURCE: 2002 GMC Sonoma shakes

fan clutch may have a bad bearing or it is a cracked flywheel

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